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Dive Review of Paradise Dancer in

Paradise Dancer, Jun, 2008,

by John Singer, CA, USA ( 2 reports). Report 4159.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was, I believe, the second dive cruise for the Paradise Dancer. It is a brand new big and beautiful boat. Cabins are roomy as are all of the facilities on board. My cabin and the one next-door leaked water from above deck. This, I hope, has probably been fixed by now. The quality of the so called "cuisine" was just dreadful and the food (especially the dinners) was terrible! Several divers and one crew member became very ill with severe abdominal pain, vomiting, the runs, and fever. So, the food was cooked poorly (mostly overdone tasteless meats) and proper sanitation was lacking. The captain and many of the crew were smokers and used the ocean as their personal ashtray. I complained about this to Gary (the man in charge of things) and he tried to put a stop to this but was unsuccessful. Now, to me, all of the above is annoying but not that important. What is is that the diving was below average in quality and this was a huge disappointment. To have spent all that money and gone all that way to dive at sites with all kinds of trash in them and a rather lacking population of fish as well was a terrible let-down and waste. Also, at many sites, the condition of the corals was very poor. I believe dynamite has been used at several sites though I'm not sure of this. So, if you are looking for pristine and "great" diving, this is NOT the itinerary, and I believe this area was mis-represented to me by several people.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving PNG, Palau, Komodo Dancer, Solomon Islands, Hawaii, Cozumel, Tasmania, Tahiti, Nuku Hiva
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50-150 Ft/ 15-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dives were generally no deeper than 90 meters.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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